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Enemies and war in Our times

by Evie / June 14, 2004 2:38 AM PDT
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This is what I keep wondering.
by Kiddpeat / June 14, 2004 8:02 AM PDT

'Leaders and pundits must cling to fond fictions about Islam being a religion of peace that has been hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists. They thus pass up the opportunity to call for worldwide reform of Islam.'

I really question the peace premise.

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Re: Enemies and war in Our times
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / June 14, 2004 12:42 PM PDT

With respect to Reagan <RIP> and his behalf <May she find comfort in times of loss>.

Islamism, the trinity of unification under One God:
1. Extremist, Militarism. (Increasing) -- recruits.
2. Modernist/Secularists. (Increasing) -- never abandons the religion and mostly revert to the practice.
3. Fundamentalist Converts/Reverts (increasing) -- Islamic Law oriented.

One have to asked, "Increasing how so?"

When the bias and hateful journalists are out of stories to report, they are never too busy to put a political edge on an issue when there is none. Who really patronize them? Like minds thinks alike of course. Compassionate, intellectual, culturally and politically informed people are not easily duped by their ongoing rhetoric.

Meantime, from national and global perspective *many (Muslims and None-Muslims)* looks at the whole picture as an attack not just against the Muslims but the religion in general. No one can beat the evidences of abuse, occupations, genocides, racism, prejudices, happening in countries where Muslims resides including locally in the backyard of the famous for everything Wild, Wild West.

So, what pollutes the already dirty minds? And -- What influence the already beautiful minds?

"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." -- Abraham Lincoln

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That's what the West has done
by Evie / June 14, 2004 10:54 PM PDT

... billions to Arafat supposedly on behalf of the Palestinians, eliminating the Taliban and Saddam (two of the greatest oppressors of Muslims in modern day), the wars in Bosnia/Kosovo, Gulf War I on behalf of Kuwait and would be Saudi Arabia had we left that aggression unchecked, etc.

The first part of your post could be just a little more obscure.

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Re: That's what the West has done
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / June 14, 2004 11:20 PM PDT

Paragraph 1 of your posts
"What a Noble Deeds, Indeed!" but... Hypocrisy is the lubricant our society. Happy

Paragraph 2 of your posts
Obscure, so be it! Happy

Re: That's what the West has done
I agree.
The mighty high Father of all "Global Policing" Happy
"Mind your own business" is a typical American motto. Since when did it changed? Happy

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Well, Evie...
by J. Vega / June 14, 2004 11:44 PM PDT

Well, Evie, I'm still searching for the exact historical use of that Lincoln quote by Lincoln himself.
History is fun.

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Re: Well, Evie...
by Evie / June 15, 2004 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Well, Evie...

Yes it is fun J. Good to see you around more as I presume this means you have been healing and are feeling better. I'll be interested to see what you come up with.

The liberals have begrudgingly finally come around to crediting Reagan for his part in ending the Cold War. They do this by now commending his methods that achieved this without firing a shot. Of course they ignore the differences between the enemies we faced then and now.

With respect to the quote of making friends with the enemy, we do seem to have tried, but those friendships seem to only further fuel the enemy's hatred. Sigh.

Evie Happy

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It's a tough one, Evie...
by J. Vega / June 15, 2004 1:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Well, Evie...

Evie, it's a tough one, the collected writings of Lincon is a large volume of material. I love something that Rodney Davis (co-director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in Galesburg) said once,
"He seems to provide validation for just about anything anybody wants to have validated, and if you can't find a Lincoln quote, you make one up." (grin).
BTW, I'm slowly healing, and I intend to make my way out of my room again, enough is flipping enough. However, this time I'll be more careful.

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